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Fall Whiskey-Making Classes

New Deal Fall Whiskey-Making ClassOur hands-on whiskey-making classes have proved so popular that we’re offering four new classes in the Fall, all on Sundays: September 21st, September 28th, October 12th, and October 19th, all starting at 10am.

Each five-hour class offers a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey.

Attendees will participate in every aspect of production, as well as learn how various factors such as grain choice, enzyme and yeast usage, distillation technique, and barrel aging affect the final whiskey product.

Students will collaborate with New Deal Distillery owner and master distiller, Tom Burkleaux, and leave the class with a working knowledge of craft whiskey production as well as vouchers for two bottles of whiskey. Register & pay online here.

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New Deal 10th Anniversary Party

Help us celebrate our 10th birthday on Saturday, July 12th from 5-10pm

New Deal Distillery invites you to help celebrate ten years of perfecting the art of craft distilling. Located in the heart of Portland since opening in 2004, New Deal now owns a beautifully renovated building with a parking lot perfect for a summer celebration! We’re bringing in some long-time partners to help make the party unforgettable, with New Deal cocktails by Merit Badge and a Yelp-sponsored Bloody Mary bar, food by Smokehouse 21, Salt & Straw ice cream, and Masala Pop, and entertainment featuring stand-up comedy hosted by Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit, and music by DJ Dickel.

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New Spirits Introductions and Specialty Cocktails

Help welcome New Deal’s first whiskies to the Distiller’s Workshop line, and enjoy the release of Barrel #4 Aged Rum, with tasting flights and insights from New Deal distiller, Tom Burkleaux.

Merit Badge will rock the cocktails and highlight all the New Deal spirits you’ve come to know and love. Look for a Hot Monkey Bloody Mary garnish station sponsored by Yelp.

Barbecue, Small Bites and Ice Cream!

Barbecue by Smokehouse 21 will feature lots of yummy meat and BJ’s famous Hot Monkey Barbecue Sauce. Salt & Straw is completing the barbecue madness with a batch of Spicy Monkey Banana Walnut Ice Cream made with Hot Monkey Vodka, and pour-over ice cream cocktails. Masala Pop will bring their special release Hot Monkey Pineapple Popcorn and introduce Ginger-Sesame Popcorn with Jaggery and Ginger Liqueur. And to go with all that great food, DRY will provide a variety of flavors of soda to quench your summer thirst. The barbecue is from 5-7pm, and this portion of the night is all-ages.

Live Comedy and DJ Music Sets

Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit host an hour of stand-up comedy from 7-8pm to showcase some of the Northwest’s best comedians. DJ Dickel will set the mood with a live DJ set from 8-10pm.

Goodies and Schwag

New Deal is collaborating with the talented craftspeople at Maak Lab to launch an exclusive New Deal Juniper Berry Soap, made with berries used in our small-batch gins. Plus, commemorative New Deal merchandise and barware will debut for the special occasion.

Sponsored by Willamette Week | Hashtag for the event: #NDDx10

A little about our sponsors

Merit Badge offers craft cocktail & bar catering services for events in the Pacific Northwest, providing thoughtfully crafted drinks and honest, top-notch service.

Yelp makes everything better, by helping you find great local businesses.

Smokehouse 21 rubs and smokes a variety of barbecued fish, fowl, pig, lamb and cow. All of their meat and vegetables are sourced from local butchers and farmers, and the buns for their sandwiches come from Ken’s Artisan Bakery, right here in Portland

Salt & Straw is Portland’s farm-to-cone ice cream shop. Their ice cream is handmade in small-batches using only all-natural dairy with the best local, sustainable and organic ingredients Oregon has to offer, as well as imported flavors from small, handpicked farms and producers around the world.

Masala Pop handcrafts tasty Indian-spiced popcorn snacks with a kick in their Pop Shop in Southeast Portland.

Maak Lab is an exploration of the habits. Playing with nature from the streets, plant-based scents, and the Pacific Northwest environment, Maak reconstructs the ephemeral moments from nature for utility, intimate routine, and pleasure.

DRY is soda for everyone. Created specifically to be a less sweet soda, DRY has just four all natural ingredients and is sweetened with a minimal amount of pure cane sugar.

DJ Dickel is Matt Dickel from The Dickel Brothers playing songs and tunes from around the world that were recorded between 1900-1945.

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June Whiskey Making Classes

We’ve been practicing our whiskey-making skills since we moved into the new distillery, last February. We’ve honed our skills and now it’s time to spread the love. We’re offering our next two classes on June 15th & June 29th, each starting at 10am.


Each five-hour class offers a hands-on introduction to fermentation, distillation, and barrel-aging of a small-batch whiskey.

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Comedy and Cocktails at New Deal in May

Join us at New Deal Distillery on May 9th and every second Friday for Big Laughs and Small Bites!

Your hosts, Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit will welcome the Northwest’s top comedic talent each month, and we’ll be featuring small plates from local eateries and cocktails prepared by New Deal! The punchline? There’s free admission!

This months line-up features: Sean O’Connor (from Conan and MTV), Amy Miller (Voted Portland’s Funniest Person 2013), Nariko Ott, Stephanie Purtle, Trevor Thorpe and Becky Braunstein.

Small bites will be provided by AnniePies – serving sweet and savory pies, and specialty cocktails will be served by New Deal.

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May Farm to Table Brunch at New Deal

Join us for our next Farm to Table Brunch with The Side Yard Farm on Sunday, May 4th!

new deal may brunchAt New Deal, we are always eager to collaborate with unique and creative people from Portland’s deep pool of culinary talent. We’ve embraced this spirit of adventure through our Farm To Table Brunch series with local urban farmer and chef Stacey Givens, owner of The Side Yard Farm. Join us at the distillery’s communal table for a seed-to-plate brunch experience with family-style courses highlighting the seasonal bounty of Stacey’s NE Portland farm. Enjoy a three-course smorgasbord of freshly-prepared fare (cooked on site!) paired with specialty cocktails designed to perfectly complement each stage of the meal.

Side Yard Farm & KitchenChef/Farmer, Stacey Givens of The Side Yard, is the magical combination of an urban farmer and chef. Based in Northeast Portland’s Cully Neighborhood, herself along with dedicated volunteers grow diverse vegetables on two urban lots. She sells her harvests to local restaurants, including Cocotte, Grain & Gristle, and Ned Ludd, in what she calls “chef-to-chef” produce service. She also uses her fresh produce in her own meals for brunches and suppers. Her inspiration to get her hands in the dirt sprouted when she was cooking at Rocket (now Noble Rot), which had the first rooftop garden of its kind in Portland.

Brunch at New Deal is great fun. Diners enjoy an intimate family-style atmosphere where the chef talks about the food and how it is sourced, and New Deal staff explain and educate about the cocktail pairings. Eating together at one long table also provides an immediate and natural way to make new friends and experience the food and drink in a fun, communal environment. Please join us in May for our next brunch!

May 4th from 10am-1pm | New Deal Distillery | 900 SE Salmon PDX

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Cocktails and Comedy at New Deal

Comedy & Cocktails

Join us at New Deal Distillery every second Friday, starting April 11th for Big Laughs and Small Bites!

Your hosts, Jason Traeger and Brandy Feit will welcome the Northwest’s top comedic talent each month, and we’ll be featuring small plates from local eateries and cocktails prepared by New Deal! The punchline? There’s free admission!

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LivingSocial’s Distillery Package for Two

LivingSocial LogoWe’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with LivingSocial to offer a stellar Distillery Package for Two.

For only $30 you’ll get a tour of our distillery for two, two mini-cocktails, two tasting flights, two New Deal shot glasses, a copy of Jim Meehan’s The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy, plus a New Deal tote bag to carry all your goodies home.

The tour & tasting can be completed in under an hour. Saturdays and Sundays are our busiest days so please keep that in mind when making plans. Please call the distillery at 503-234-2513 to reserve a time slot during the following times:

Holiday Hours:

  • December 18th – 20th: 1-3:30pm
  • December 21st & 22nd: noon-4:30pm
  • December 23rd & 24th:1-3:30pm
  • CLOSED on December 25th & 26th
  • December 27th: 1-3:30pm
  • December 28th & 29th: noon-4:30pm
  • December 30th & 31st: 1-3:30pm
  • CLOSED on January 1st

Normal Hours beginning January 2nd, 2014:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 1-3:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: noon-4:30pm
  • except, CLOSED January 26th ALL DAY

The deal is live on LivingSocial and Amazon Local from December 17th-30th. Grab one for the perfect stocking stuffer and stop by the distillery (before May 14th, 2014) to redeem your voucher.

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ORANGE is the new BLACK

With its name inspired by the hit Netflix original series, ORANGE is the new BLACK, this cocktail combines the dark punch of black pepper and the bright sweetness of fresh orange. Sound familiar?

1 oz New Deal Gin 33
1 oz Pok Pok SOM Black Pepper Drinking Vinegar (or 0.5 oz black pepper simple syrup*)
2 orange wedges
soda water

In a 6-ounce glass, stir Gin 33 and Black Pepper SOM (or black pepper simple syrup) together, then fill glass with ice. Squeeze one orange wedge and discard, and top the drink off with soda water. Garnish with remaining orange wedge.

*Black Pepper Simple Syrup – enough for 2 cocktails (please note: this version is a bit sweeter than the SOM version) In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup water, 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8t coarsely cracked black pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring.
When syrup reaches the boil, remove from heat and let cool. If you prefer not to have bits of black pepper at the bottom of your cocktails, strain through cheesecloth or very fine mesh.

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Black Friday on Distillery Row 2013

Black Friday on Distillery Row

Members of Portland’s Distillery Row are getting into the spirit of the season with their second annual Black Friday on Distillery Row holiday shopping extravaganza on Friday, November 29th, from 11am-5pm at Refuge PDX in Southeast Portland. The theme is “Indulgence,” as the event offers a unique opportunity to sample and purchase bottled spirits from five Distillery Row distilleries–New Deal Distillery, House Spirits, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Eastside Distilling, and Vinn Distillery–all under one roof! Also, come and meet our newest member Rolling River Spirits!

But why stop there? To truly indulge one must quench all appetites. Also on hand will be samples and goods for sale from several of Portland’s most unique food, beverage, and crafts artisans including Alma Handmade Chocolates, Water Avenue Coffee, Lovejoy Bakers, Jacob’s Creamery, Pok Pok SOM, Sage & Sea Vinegar, NW Cigars, Zephyr’s Art Glassware, and many more.

The holidays don’t have to be all about giving to others! Come to Black Friday on Distillery Row and indulge yourself! And if you happen to pick up a few things for friends and family…well, we won’t tell.

FREE ADMISSION! Walk-ins allowed but please take a moment to register here for notifications and entry in a raffle for a chance to win Distillery Row Passports.

For more information visit Distillery Row website or visit our Facebook event page.

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